New Theory on Foundation and Principle in Rural Anti-poverty

Xiaoxia Zhao, Zhaoquan Fan
2009 Asian Social Science  
Anti-poverty is a common subject that all countries are facing with today. Amartya Sen defined it as a lack of capability instead of just a low income. According to his theory, combined with great changes in rural management structure since China implemented reform and opening-up policy, the thesis proposes a new concept of anti-poverty to develop communities' capability on the basis of rural communities. The break-ground activities of anti-poverty can begin with the rural communities on the
more » ... mmunities on the principle of adhering to capability construction rather than material input with the fundamental purpose of developing community capability in rural areas. It is suitable to construct a multi-dimensional anti-poverty system taking governments as the leading part, villagers as the self-managers, and social institutions as the supporting parts and market as the adjustment mean. Thus, capability-oriented anti-poverty mechanism and the development road on inner resources can take shape in china's rural areas.
doi:10.5539/ass.v5n6p77 fatcat:xg343myhmzebnpx5jsvwnejwum